Australian Chart of the week | When they were up they were up – have we underestimated DER

It has been a big couple of months for Distributed Energy Resources (DER), especially in relation to the policy and regulations that will play a large role in how these assets are controlled in the future.

Over the last month we have seen Energy Networks Australia release their Open Energy Network Project position paper (OpEN Paper). We have also seen the release of Access and Pricing Reform Options commissioned by ARENA and the AEMC through the Distributed Energy Resources Integration Program, and the rule change request from AEMO on establishing Technical standards for distributed energy resources. All of these reports are seeking to establish the best way forward for integrating DER into the NEM in order to ensure that DERs are optimised, actively utilised and integrated at least cost.

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